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BONAR, JAMES 1852-1941


552 items to be found in GULSC; see online manuscripts catalogue. Four volumes of notes on Edward Caird's lectures on moral philosophy taken by Bonar in 1870-1871. MS Gen 104 (1-4)

Minute books of the Adam Smith Club, University College, London, 1891-1939, of which Bonar was President, MS Gen 1441-54. A collection of letters and accounts relating to the Customs and shipping of Scotland while Adam Smith was Commissioner, 1765-1792. Collected by Bonar, and with his index.

As a founding father of the RES and one of its officers over a long period of time, many of his official letters can be found in the RES archive at the BLPES.

Diaries can be found in the National Archives of Canada, relating to the period when he was deputy master of the royal mint in Ottawa.

An unpublished, and unfinished, manuscript of a life of Malthus.

University of Illinois Library, Urbana.

A 17 page manuscript account of the origins of theRoyal Statistical So­ciety, written in 1930.



WILLIAM HENRY BEVERIDGE, Baron Beveridge, a few letters, 1914-1937. Beveridge papers, BLPES

EDWIN CANNAN, 60 letters, 1914-1932. Cannan collection, BLPES



MRS G. M. GOULD, five letters, 1923-1928.

Gould papers, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Mary­land.

MACMILLAN, many letters, 1894-1931, concerning his Catalogue of Adam Smith’s Library , Malthus and his Work and Tables Turned, University of Reading Library .

JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES, Baron Keynes, 29 letters and 12 replies, 1913-1937.

Keynes papers, KC, Cambridge; 1 letter from Keynes, GULSC, MS Gen 539/5.

JOHN NEVILLE KEYNES, six letters, 1891-1907.

J. N. Keynes correspondence, Marshall Library, Cambridge.

JAMES MAVOR, letters to, University of Toronto Library

GEORGE FINDLAY SHIRRAS, 1926-1939, many letters in GULSC, MS Gen 518/1-519

WILLIAM ROBERT SCOTT, 6 letters and postcards to, 1931-36; GULSC, MS Gen 1293/o/3-4; 9 letters, 1931-1939. Scott papers, GULSC.

WILLIAM ROBERT SCOTT, one letter, 1930. Scott papers, PRONI

EDWIN ROBERT ANDERSON SELIGMAN, five letters, 1891-1910. Seligman papers, Columbia UL, New York.

HENRY SIDGWICK, two letters, 1893-1900. Sidgwick papers, Trinity College, Cambridge.

HOMER VANDERBLUE, four letters, 1936-1939.

Foxwell papers, Baker Library, Harvard University

Printed Material

GEORGE FINDLAY SHIRRAS, ‘James Bonar’, Proceedings of the British Academy, xxviii (1942).

New Palgrave ; ODNB

Portrait: see Shirras (above) and NPG.